One of the hardest things for me as I battle lupus is keeping track of my symptoms and relaying that information to my doctor. I have many different journals, from a food journal to a symptoms journal to a mood journal. I have an abundance of papers and books with everything about how I have felt in my lupus battle.
Talking to My Doctor
I like to have concise conversations with my doctor and I know I can only do that if I have noted everything that has happened since my last visit. I would gather all my papers and journals and try to lug all of that information with me to my appointment. Unfortunately, that becomes a cumbersome process that doesn’t work out too well. Visiting my doctor with a bucket full of journals has been a chore. I always forget something or can’t ever read my own handwriting. I have felt that everything is so cluttered even my mind and responses to lupus.
Doing something about the clutter
I had to do something about keeping all of that important information in one place. Looking to make it easier for me, I began searching for anything that would allow me to have the information right at my fingertips. It was important for me to have my journals and papers with my symptoms and moods easily accessed. This way, when I had my appointments, I could just pull it up and show the doctor the trends. In preparing in this way, I knew it would be an efficient way to help me manage my care and avoid flares.
What is Aila Health
I finally found something that was just what I needed in the Aila Health App. Aila Health is an AI-enabled, virtual health platform that delivers personalized healthcare to autoimmune and chronic illness patients. The Aila Health app centralizes all of your health information in one place and helps you see your health trends over time. You can also track your symptoms, notes, food, energy levels, sleep, mood, and digestion so you can understand what is triggering your flare-ups. The Aila Health app is convenient virtual care right in the palm of your hand.
The Aila Health app has helped me stay on top of my health. It has made me the most integral part of my healthcare team. As I use the app, it gives me a holistic view of my needed care. My doctor and I are able to identify possible roots of my flares that can assist in proper guidance in my health care. As I battle lupus, I believe it is crucial to be educated, prepared and empowered to advocate fully for ourselves. This helps you get control over your own care and learn your body to the fullest.
If you are looking to get more control over your lupus and other chronic illnesses, I highly recommend the Ailla Health app. It can be found at the Google Play Store and Apple Store. This free app will dramatically assist you in getting some control of your health care. Aila also offers 1:1 coaching and support for a nominal fee. You can sign up for a health coach for 25% off your first month use code LUPUSINCOLOR!
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